The hours we are serving are as follows: Friday (tonight) 5:00 PM -9:00 PM, Saturday 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM, and Sunday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM. We will offer "free gift wrapping" every weekend in December and will also be serving Christmas Eve from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
This is a great way to "show God's love in a practical way" this Christmas season. Please pray for us as we serve and look for opportunities to share the real reason for the season - Jesus!
What is the Go10Walk? The purpose is to challenge young people to consider their role in reaching the nations with the Gospel in their generation. The year 2010 is the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Free Will Baptist missions program. Laura Belle Barnard was sent out as our first missionary to India in 1935.
To commemorate this event, we are challenging Free Will Baptist young people to a life-changing commitment. They will be asked to commit to walk a 10-mile segment of a 2,500-mile course. Teens will also commit to a 40-day prayer and devotional journey in preparation for the walk.
The final pieces of the puzzle are coming together! The PMM - Strengthening His Church Leadership Seminar is just two weeks away!
If you are in the Hickory, NC are in two weeks plan on coming out to the seminar. (Click here for details of seminar.)
I've had people ask me if this was open to all denominations? The answer is YES! This is open to anyone who cares about the leadership of their church or ministry. For your convenience, we will have a credit/debit card machine at the registration table for those who have not preregistered. Walk ins are welcome!!!!
If you know of any church in the area please let them know about this conference. If you have any questions please shoot me an email.
See you in two weeks!
I am a Free Will Baptist pastor and former church planter, and one of my greatest desires is to be an encouragement to the local church pastor and congregation. The purpose of PMM is to first and foremost assist the local church in fulfilling their God-given mission.
Through PMM, I am able to come along side the local church and minister in a variety of ways:
To learn more about me personally and PMM, please take time to visit www.PrioritiesMatterMinistries.org.
If you have questions about this ministry please give me a call; I would love to speak with you about ways we can serve you and your church. I am scheduling now into 2010, but I do have some openings for the remainder of 2009.
Just contact me and I would be thrilled to travel and speak in whatever venue you feel is needed. May God richly bless you and your ministry!
Click here to learn more about this leadership seminar. Also, register before October 15th to take advantage of the Early Bird special! With six or more registered the Senior Pastor attends free!
If you have any questions, please feel free to email them to me; I will respond ASAP.
The D6 Conference will equip leaders with the tools and ideas they need to influence the parents in their church to be responsible for leading their kids spiritually. There is no other ministry of the Church that is more important than ministering to children. At any cost, we must equip dad and mom to connect with their kids spiritually in the home.
The date for the D6 Conference in Dallas, TX is quickly coming upon us! September 23rd will be here before you know it; and you will be beating yourself up if you miss this conference!
Also, if you register before Father's Day, June 22nd, you will get a $15.00 discount and a free D6 t-shirt.
Just click here and enter this Father's Day special discount code D6DAD when you register.
It's going to be a great event. I hope to see you there! Also, if you register as a result of reading this blog, be sure to shoot me an email. I would love to hear from you!
REMEMBER, TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT AND FREE D6 T-SHIRT, YOU MUST REGISTER BY JUNE 22ND!
Once again, here's the discount code: D6DAD
Yesterday, was the first of the season Servant Evangelism outreach effort for Victory Church. We initially were going to "wash windshields" however, it was raining. Therefore, we went to Ace hardware to "volunteer and serve" for about an hour and a half. We cleaned bathrooms, swept and mopped floors, stocked shelves, placed sale price tags on items, put together a gas grill, cleaned the storage room, ran scanners and did some inventory, unloaded pallets of products... all in the name of "showing God's love in a practical way!"
Mark 10:45 says that Jesus came to serve, not be served (paraphrase). That is the spirit we took into the community, a spirit of simply serving. Our people love it!
We will continue to do this on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM, so make plans to come out and join us! It really is more of a blessing to give than to receive! Below are a few pictures from last evening.
Victory Church has officially gone "twitter!" Follow us now at Victory using Twitter and you will receive all the current news, prayer requests, upcoming events and last minute items to hit the calendar. This is a great way to stay connected at Victory! Search for us @victoryfwb on Twitter!
You may also want to check out the beta version of "Tweet Deck." I really like it! Happy twittering!
There was a great article on the Fox Business website this morning by Steve Santiago titled "Eight Great Ways To Find Your Dream Job."
Listed are his eight suggestions:
1. Internet job boards
2. Networking through personal contacts
3. Career consultants
4. Recruiters, private employment agencies
6. Job fairs
7. School career placement offices
8. Government employment services
To read this great article in full - click here
Church Financial Services Secialist Dr. Keith T. Hamilton, CFP, CRPC of the Georgia Baptist Convention wrote a great article with some very practical steps to do if you have been laid off from your job.
You may find this helpful in your situation, but if not you, then there are many around us and in our churches who have been laid off. Why not forward this post to them? They will be glad you did!
Dr. Hamilton says: Being laid off from a job is terrible, but it is not the end of your world.
Unemployment must be kept in balance with the rest of your life. God has given us families and friends to help us through these difficult and hard days. No matter how difficult life becomes, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ to help us through the hard times. In fact, if you think about it, Jesus was unemployed, too. During Jesus’ last three years on this earth, He did not have a paying job either. He had to depend on the generosity of others. Of course, Jesus knew his heavenly Father would take care of him. Likewise, our same heavenly Father will take care of you during these coming days if you will allow him. You only have to call upon Him and He will answer you. As part of our church’s ministry, we want to help you through the coming days by offering some practical financial helps for you to follow. These are just some tips that have made a difference in other lives facing the same thing you are facing.
Therefore, I would like to share with you a great article I just read by Dr. James O. Davis titled "21 Irrefutable Laws of Communication." Although I do not know a great deal about this man, I do think he is right on target when it comes to connecting and communicating from the pulpit. (I have posted the entire article for you to review...enjoy!)
We have been working very hard over the last 6 weeks or so designing and developing our new website for Victory Church.
Now when I say "we," I am not talking about professional web designers; I'm talking about our Worship Leader, Wayne Kunde and me! We both have the gift of "trial and error!" lol :)
Fell free to share with me some positive criticism and let me know your thoughts concerning our new site. Remember, we are no where near "completion" of this site, but it is at least up and running.
Click the "comments" link below and share your thoughts about our new site. Click here to be directed to the new Victory Church website.
Pictured above is the Victory Church Leadership Team. This weekend after our Sunday morning worship service went to Tanner Trails Community Church in North Aurora, IL to view their new facility. Tanner Trails has built a beautiful new facility. We are in the process of planning, dreaming, and envisioning what type of facility we would like to build.
Pastor David Womack and his wife Teresa (pictured on right) were terrific host. Thanks guys for taking time out of your schedule to meet with us!
Here are our wives taking a much needed break!
Tanner Trails has a wildlife reservation directly beside their property with walking trails. My wife Debbie (on left), by daughter Kristen (middle),and Beverly (on right) decided to all go for a walk with Haley (Beverly's baby daughter). What a beautiful day for walking!
What a concept, "Don't let the BOZOS grind you down!" Wow! Thanks Dave and Guy, because that's exactly what I've been doing; and you want to know the sad thing? I did not even recognize the bozos in my life!
You may be thinking, "What in the world are you talking about?" I just read Dave Ferguson's blog (which I read weekly) and he just posted an article about Guy Kawasaki speaking on "The Art of Innovation." (Check out Guy's blog.) As I was reading the 11 things to remember about the art of innovation, the Lord really spoke to my heart. Listen to what he says:
#11 - Don't let the bozos grind you down. There will always be the bozo's who will say that it can't be done or will never work. Don't let the bozo's grind you down!
When I read that, the Lord spoke to my heart, no He shouted, 'THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE DOING SON! YOU'RE LETTING BOZOS GRIND YOU DOWN!"
Wow! Thanks God! Thanks Dave! Thanks Guy! That's what I needed. I have just identified the bozos!
What about you? Are you letting "bozos" grind you down?
It finally arrived! My new MacBook Pro! I must be honest, I have a little right-brain, left-brain thing going on, but I'm sure when I become more familiar with the Mac I will love it. Now I understand the saying, "When you go to a Mac you will never desire another PC." That's me!
One more thing, sorry I haven't posted very much on my blog this summer, it has been extremely CRAZY for the Cannon family, but things are beginning to slow down a bit. Therefore, I am anxious about blogging again! Stay tuned.
You gotta love it! Ed Young, Senior Pastor of Fellowship Church began a new sermon series last Sunday titled "Larger than Life." He made a promotional video for his series with larger than life wrestling legend Hulk Hogan. This it totally creative and innovative...way to go Ed! Keep blazing the trail! You can view the video trailer--just click here.